What Is Human-Hearted Leadership and Why Does it Matter?

Introduction to the 6 Principles for Cultivating Open-Hearted Personal Leadership

Darren Stehle
Sep 22, 2020 · 11 min read
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If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.

Why is human-hearted leadership necessary, especially now in 2020?

Fear, hatred, anger, and rage stoke the flames of divisive social and moral polarities.

We are too busy in our modern, hyper-connected, mobile, and social-media-driven lives.

We no longer see the majesty of the world.

Can you see the middle-ground for the trees?

How do we solve the problems of division, controversy, and endless argument?

This is a predictable pattern of human behaviour.

Whatever our differences, can we agree to try and figure out why we are so opposed to each other?

Here is a summary of the AIR Process:

Resolve to be the change that you want to see in the world.

There’s no app for resolving our differences.

There is ancient wisdom which makes plain what we have lost in our modern age.

The wisdom of the Tao Te Ching can be difficult to understand.

As humans, we believe we can control nature

We fail to realize how the natural world controls our existence.

How to Lead Your Life Outside the Ego

The 6 Principles for Cultivating Open-Hearted Personal Leadership

Close the mouth
Shut the doors
Blunt the sharpness
Unravel the knots
Dim the glare
Mix the dust
This is called the Mystic Oneness

Silent consciousness and contentious integrity.

These leadership principles are not about how you direct or lead others.

There is no quick fix for humanity.

Open-hearted leadership is not a program or a solution. It is a way of life that requires silent consciousness and contentious integrity — the personal responsibility to lead yourself to be the change you want to see in the world.

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